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Twitter Spaces is reportedly rolling out for desktop Web browsers. Twitter Spaces is an audio-only chat room feature that rivals Clubhouse. It was earlier tested for iOS and was subsequently tested for Android smartphones. Twitter hasn’t mentioned any specific information on when the desktop version will be rolled out to users. Multiple platforms are releasing
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The removal of Donald Trump’s presence from the most populated spaces on the internet has sparked quite the debate around the world. Everyone’s talking about free speech, censorship, and the privileges of world leaders online (and if they should even have any). While Trump no longer has his own Facebook page, he briefly returned to the platform
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You’ve probably heard of Clubhouse by now: the invite-only voice chat app for iOS that’s become so popular that every other major social media platform is trying to copy it. Clubhouse surpassed 13 million downloads (says App Annie) in time for its first anniversary, which was almost two weeks ago on March 17. Considering the more business-focused
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If you like to pass the time watching Facebook stories, you’ve probably found yourself trying to watch them in a public area without headphones and struggled. Those days may soon be over, as Facebook is working on automatic captions for Stories. Making Facebook Stories More Accessible With Automatic Captions More accessibility is always a good
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Audio chat app Clubhouse exploded onto the scene in April 2020, and its popularity caused a domino effect of other social media apps pushing out similar features. Twitter was one of these apps, with its release of Spaces. Spaces Won’t Be Mobile-Only for Much Longer Noah Jorgensen, senior software engineer at Twitter, shared screenshots on
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Social network Facebook and its messaging app have been down in Bangladesh since Friday, the US tech giant said on Saturday, as protesters oppose Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to the country. Four people were killed on Friday after police opened fire after protesters allegedly attacked a police station in the Bangladeshi city
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Have you ever come across a video on TikTok where the person is talking directly at you and making you a part of their imaginary conversation? In YouTube videos, creators usually talk to us as a part of a tutorial, or as they explore a phenomenon, but this is something different. This specific trend on TikTok, called
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Founded in 2007, Avaaz is a US-based, nonprofit campaigning organization that aims to shift worldwide attention to pressing social and political issues. The organization’s latest analysis has presented some… interesting data, to say the least. Apparently, had Facebook seriously addressed misinformation on its platform from the get-go, a huge chunk of the service’s userbase would’ve been spared from false info regarding
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What does it mean to pin a post on Facebook? A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your page’s timeline, meaning it will not slip down as you continue to add other posts to your page. It is important to note that pinning a post
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Over the past few years, Instagram has introduced various exciting new features. In the process, the platform has expanded beyond a place to solely share quick snaps taken on your phone. Thanks to these new features, users now have more options for increasing their exposure. Are you looking to grow your profile and connect with
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Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners said they had invested a combined $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,090 crores) in Telegram. Mubadala invested $75 million (roughly Rs. 540 crore) in five-year, pre-initial public offering (IPO) bonds of Telegram, while Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners invested a further $75 million (roughly Rs. 540 crore).
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You’ve heard about this really cool, new app. After downloading it from the App Store, a big graphic shouts: “Invite-Only”. Without an invite, it looks like the app’s not for you. This is an experience that undoubtedly many people have gone through. Invite-only apps seem to be an emerging trend, with several rising in popularity. But are
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Political reform, racism, transgender rights — the audio app Clubhouse has unleashed unbridled debates about topics deemed dangerously sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but surveillance fears have spooked users in the authoritarian state. Banned by the censors in China, the invitation-only app is gaining traction in parts of the Gulf, sparking bold conversations in countries known
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Virtual reality (VR) is still a developing technology, but it’s already making a difference for a range of industries. Big brands like Facebook and Sony are paying attention and investing heavily in their own VR products. Advances in augmented reality (AR) also show an obvious interest in reinventing the digital age. In fact, innovators are
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